June 25, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mr. Usman Yusuf.

It will be recalled that, Mr. Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health,Prof Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct.

A panel commissioned by the minister after Mr. Yusuf’s suspension later found him culpable of infractions that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds.

An administration official familiar with the development told journalists that President Buhari did not consider Mr. Yusuf’s indictment by a ministerial panel before asking him to return to work.

According to the source, the letter of reinstatement was sent to the Minister of Health on Tuesday evening.

Adewole confirmed receipt of the reinstatement letter but did not elaborate on when Mr. Yusuf would resume or under what terms.

The Minister said: “It is true that the president has reinstated him”.

The reinstatement letter urged Mr. Yusuf to work closely with the minister upon resumption.

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